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Q & A: Post-Apartheid South Africa With Author Eve Fairbanks

By Veronica Pamoukaghlian, 12:27pm AFKI Original

Eve Fairbanks’ upcoming book, “The Inheritors,” aims to be the foremost treatment of post-apartheid society to date in the American press. She spoke to AFKInsider about interracial relationships in post-apartheid South Africa, the rise of the middle classes in Kenya, and her book, scheduled for 2015 publication by Simon & Schuster. “Most recent nonfiction set in South Africa focuses primarily on either a white or a black character,” Fairbanks said. “I wanted to avoid that and argue that whites and blacks do live in the same country.”

The Booming Business Of Ebola In West Africa

Thinkstock By Paul Adepoju, 03:10pm AFKI Original

Blue String Ventures is known for squatting on domain names and selling them to the highest bidder. Last week it sold Ebola.com for US$200,000 to Weed Growth Fund. This is one of the numerous ways in which some companies and individuals are making returns from the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and some other parts of the world. From the 15th to 17th of October 2014, Medic West Africa, the largest medical exhibition event in West Africa was held at Eko Hotels and Towers in Lagos, Nigeria

AFKI Commodities Report: After Brief Respite, Oil Prices Fall Again

Thinkstock By Lynda Davies, 10:17am AFKI Original

Robust U.S. economic data dented investor appetite for gold. Uncertainty over timing of the Fed rate increase led to a sell-off. Prospects of ample new cocoa crop supplies from West Africa, especially top grower Côte d’Ivoire, continue to pressure cocoa markets, which for the time being seem to have factored in concerns of Ebola spreading to the region’s two biggest producers.

Most Popular Websites In Africa in 2014

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Al-Masry Al-Youm, or the Egypt Independent, is the most popular Egyptian online newspaper in Africa. Though it formerly published a weekly 24-page English-language newspaper, it has turned its focus to its online platform, where it reports on a variety of news topics, covering both Egyptian and international affairs. Hard work paid off. It’s the second most-popular website in Africa.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About South Africa’s Public Protector

Drum.co.za By Keren Mikva, 03:01pm AFKI Original

South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says does not relish her role in exposing the wrongdoings of others. Despite her integral role as an investigator of wrongdoing and corruption, Madonsela has expressed how difficult it is for her to expose people in their offenses. She said in an interview, “No normal person can celebrate the pain of other people. I’d like to believe I am not bitter and twisted…It saddens me to be the one who will come with the bad news that someone has not done things right.” Here are 10 things you didn’t know about South Africa’s public protector.

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